It doesn’t take much to put a smile on my face. Happiness is a good pair of knitting needles!
Some of my all-time favourite knitting needles are my metal Addi circulars. Back when I became seriously hooked on knitting again, Addi needles were the norm in Dublin’s better yarn stores. I bought a good few pairs, but my most cherished ones were a pair of 4mm circulars with metal points. For a few years, almost everything I knitted was done on those – until one fateful day I lost them. When I went to pick up a replacement set, I discovered that there was no longer an Addi stockist in Dublin city centre, and I was gutted!
Fast forward a few years, and I found myself trying to source knitting needles to sell in my own online store… And I was having some difficulty. I didn’t want to stock anything I wouldn’t use myself, but a lot of the needle brands I rate most highly were only available through non-EU wholesalers, and that means import taxes. Not ideal if you’re only starting out!
So I thought, “What about Addi? They’re good quality, and made in Germany – maybe I can reach out to them.”
So that’s what I did. And now, finally, I can offer a range of my favourite metal-tipped circular knitting needles for sale to you, my lovely customers!
I have two cable lengths available (40cm and 80cm) and a range of needle point sizes, which will cover you for most projects. I also made sure to buy in the recommended needle sizes for every yarn I sell, so whatever you’re making, I can get you kitted out to make a start on it!
And that’s all from me for this week… Now I might just go and treat myself to a fresh shiny pair of 4mm Addi knitting needles! See you next time, and happy knitting!